Chillicothe – A person was shot in the neck in Chillicothe Yoctangee park around 6:30 pm on Thursday
According to reports, one person identified as a 14-year-old was shot in the neck and the suspect fled the scene. Police reported that the person was still breathing and the bullet hole did not damage the person’s airway. The victim was transported to Adena Regional Medical Center and then transferred to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in stable condition.
Preliminary information indicates that the shooting stems from a dispute between two groups of juveniles with a prior history.
The Chillicothe Police Detective Division is investigating this incident. Anyone who witnessed or has information in reference to this event should contact Detective Demint by calling 740-773-1191 or via email [email protected].
Extra patrols will occur in and around Yocktangee Park with a zero tolerance on crime and disturbances.